7 city hotels where you can apres ski without ever hitting the slopes

With winter in full swing, many people are gearing up for trips to the best ski resorts in the country. But if you’re like me and have yet to learn the art of winter sports, you may be feeling a bit left out. However, fear not! You don’t have to be near the slopes to enjoy some apres-ski fun. There are plenty of hotels offering winter pop-ups that will make you feel like you’re part of the action. From private chalets to winter-themed cocktails and ooey-gooey fondue, these hotels have everything you need to feel like a Real Housewife of Salt Lake City.

One fabulous option is the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. This hotel is a favorite among travelers and offers a pop-up dining experience called Chalet du Park. Set in a wooden chalet in a Parisian courtyard, you can enjoy a three-course lunch or a raclette dinner. Rates at this hotel start at 1,360 euros ($1,440) or 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

If you’re in Washington, D.C., you can head to the Four Seasons Hotel and indulge in The Macallan Chalets. These chalets are inspired by Macallan’s estate in Speyside, Scotland, and offer a variety of dishes and specialty Macallan highballs. Rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. start at $677 per night.

For a taste of the Swiss Alps in New York City, check out The Mark Chalet at The Mark hotel. This reservation-only pop-up offers classic drinks like mulled wine and hot toddies, as well as Swiss-inspired dishes like onion tart and fondue. Rates at The Mark start at $795 per night.

In Chicago, you can experience The Winter Chalet at the Intercontinental Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. This pop-up offers chalet-inspired cocktails, a custom playlist by Grammy winner Maren Morris, and all the fondue you could want. Rates at the Intercontinental Chicago start around $140 per night or 22,000 IHG One Rewards points.

Even Los Angeles gets in on the apres-ski action with the Swiss Chalet at the Fairmont Century Plaza. This pop-up offers firepits, faux alpine trees, and private dining areas. The Swiss Chalet dining experience costs $105 per person and includes a welcome glass of mulled wine, a starter soup or salad, a main dish, a chocolate fondue set, and optional add-ons like cheese fondue. Rates at the Fairmont Century Plaza start at around $605 per night.

Finally, in Paris, Cheval Blanc offers a winter chalet experience with transparent rooftop “bubbles” that offer breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. This experience includes rare spirits curated by the hotel’s sommeliers and finger foods by chef Takuya Watanabe. Rates at Cheval Blanc Paris start at 1,748 euros ($1,846) per night.

If you’re looking for a winter escape that’s not a ski resort, consider Gleneagles in Scotland. With the Winter Escape & Adventure Pass package, you can enjoy the Winter Lodge, which offers baked goods, tea, coffee, and a leisurely afternoon of games. The package also includes activities like a falconry display, axe throwing, and a nature walk. Rates for the Winter Lodge & Adventure Pass package start at 350 pounds or $450, based on double occupancy.

So, even if you’re not hitting the slopes this winter, you can still enjoy the apres-ski experience at these fabulous hotels. Don’t forget to post your “receipts” and show off your apres-no-ski fun!

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